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Humpbacks Return To Cortes Island

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017, podcast broadcast over Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM two days later.

By Roy L Hales

Humpback whales were passing through our area long before the first people arrived. Whaletown is one of Cortes Island’s principle villages.  Whaletown Road passes right through Squirrel Cove. There is a “Whaling Station Bay,” on Hornby and “Blubber Bay,” on Texada Island. Up until a few years ago, there have been no humpback whale sightings since 1871. This morning’s broadcast consists of a series of  interviews about the humpbacks return to Cortes Island.

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EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 2

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1This is the conclusion of Gordon Katic’s documentary The End of Civilization Ecovillage, in which he tells the story of his visit to Ecovillage on Salt Spring Island. It was rebroadcast on the ECOreport as EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 2.

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EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 1

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Gordon Katic is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found old hippies, a new-agey kid, and a man very afraid of peak oil. They all say that civilization is doomed, so they decided to escape. But what did they escape to?” – from the opening of EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 1.

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Vigil on Burnaby Mountain

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM), Salt Spring Island Radio (107.9 & 102.1 FM GREEN) & Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1 FM)

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